European environmental regulations and international competitiveness the political economy of environmental barriers to trade by Reinhard B. Felke

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  • Environmental policy -- Economic aspects -- Europe.,
  • International trade -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Europe -- Commerce. -- Environmental aspects.

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StatementReinhard Felke.
SeriesSchriftenreihe des Europa-Kollegs Hamburg zur Integrationsforschung -- Bd. 20
LC ClassificationsHC290.9.E5 F45 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16627528M
ISBN 103789055689

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The common neoclassical train of thought is that strict environmental regulation is detrimental to the competitiveness of industry,and that it induces phenomena such as ecological dumping,ecological capital flight,and regulatory `chill’ in environmental.

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The impact of regulatory policies on competitiveness and employment at the firm level is examined. The trade off between environmental regulations and competitiveness across countries and regions through Western Europe is investigated using the food processing industry as a case study.

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Empirical tests of the relationship between international competitiveness and the severity of environmental regulations are hampered by the lack of pollution abatement cost data for non-U.S. countries. The theory of the firm suggests that environmental stringency can be measured by the difference between a polluting input's shadow price and its market price.

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